With the 2014 NFL Draft a little over a month away, NY Giants player Mario Manningham wanted to kick things off with a bang. In fact, he was a part of an event that is bound to get sports fans pumped about the upcoming draft activities.
On April 3, 2014 at the AMC Loews on 34th Street in New York City, Manningham hosted a VIP Private Screening of Draft Day. The film stars Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner along side Kameron McCollough of NIKE Football Society. I was invited to the event and witnessed the excitement of the evening.
Manningham is no stranger to the Draft. In 2008, he was drafted by the Giants in the third round of the NFL Draft. He signed with the San Francisco 49ers in 2012 and played two seasons with the team, then he recently re-signed with the New York Giants on March 18, 2014.
Along with members of the press, confirmed Celebrities and Talent on hand were Mario Manningham and his wife Tiffany Manningham, Kameron McCollough, Marcus Stewart (BRAVO’s Duke of Melrose), Sean Ringgold (One Life to Live), Meeka Claxton (Basketball Wives) Roman Oben, Dwayne Pearl Washington, Ben Gordon, Dahntay Jones, Anthony Gurino, Navorro Bowman, Dwayne Delaina Dixon, Samantha Black, and Erica Mena
Before the movie, the crowd buzzed with anticipation to see an exciting story unfold before them and although the film does now open nationwide until Friday, April, 11, 2014, an event such as this is a great example of what is to come for sports fans. The official 2014 NFL Draft is set to begin on May 8 through May 10 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City and it should be an event to remember.